WITN's teacher of the week for February 13th, 2013 is Helen Vines.
Helen is in her fifth year of teaching at Ayden Elementary School in Pitt County. In November, she was chosen as the "Teacher of the Year" for the school.
Helen attended Pitt Community College for her associates degree in elementary education and obtained her bachelor's degree in elementary education from East Carolina University.
Helen writes, "I believe that once you enter into my classroom you are not just a student, but you become a member of my family. I love teaching!"
The person who nominated Helen wrote, "She is just an all around wonderful person and teacher… She has so many wonderful tools in her classroom to keep the children's attention and the learning exciting… My daughter can't wait to go to school the next day."